Blog


Do you love walking? The South West Coast Path is right on our doorstep and offers spectacular cliff-top walks. Pack a picnic or stop off at one of the lovely cafes or pubs that line the route, and strike out straight from Seashells. For a lazy afternoon stroll, head to nearby Chapel Porth for ice-cream before meandering back along the beach on very low tides, exploring the rock pools (some of whi...

The coast path around Porthtowan is spectacular, with striking views of the abandoned engine houses that are a legacy of the area's rich tin and copper mining history. The iconic Towanroath engine house and St Agnes head were used as a setting for Poldark, and there is even a carefully restored engine house in the middle of Porthtowan, now an unusual and spectacular holiday home. Safely marked an...

There are lots of great reasons to visit Seashells Porthtowan for a romantic grown-up break.  If you come in May or September, the village is quieter than in peak season and can be absolutely lovely in the warm late spring or early autumn sunshine.  Seashells is beautifully decorated with lots of little touches to make it extra special, and nothing beats snuggling up on the sofa with your loved on...